Your Host: Chef Dana Cohen
Join Chef Dana as she sits down with chefs from across the country to discuss 7 top salad trends. All in bite-sized episodes of 5-10 minutes!
Episode 1: A Little Funky Trend
In our first episode, Chef Dana chats with Chef Jason Binder about the A Little Funky trend, the growth of Asian cuisine, and how to make innovative trending flavours approachable on your menu.
Episode 2: Main Squeeze Trend
In our second episode, Chef Dana chats with Chef Nick Peters Bond about the Main Squeeze trend, how citrus is growing in popularity on menus, and insta-worthy salads.
Episode 3: Ethnic Adventure Trend
In our third episode Chef Dana chats with Chef Eitan Bernath about the Ethnic Adventure salad and bowl trend, to appeal to today’s more receptive palates seeking more worldly flavors, and global cuisines with a sense of adventure and experimentation customers seek.
Episode 4: Conscious Consumption Trend
In our fourth episode Chef Dana Cohen talks with Chef Tania Ganassini about the Conscious Consumption mindful eating trend that respects the environment and the body.
Episode 5: Functional Fuel
Chef Dana chats with Chef Kyle Jacobi about the Functional Fuel salad and bowl trend, to discuss ideas on how to offer salads that offer the protein boost, extra fiber or heart-health-promoting vitamins that consumers are intrigued by foods and beverages.
Episode 6: Turn Up The Heat on Salad & Bowl Concepts
Chef Dana chats with Chef Frank Halasz on how spice on the menu has been heating up for a while, but customers still want more. Now it’s all about heat from unexpected flavours like pink peppercorn, harissa and ginger.
Episode 7: Vegetables Take the Lead
Chef Dana discusses with Chef Sebastian Rivera from Sodexo about how vegetables are becoming the darlings of the plate as chefs feature them front and center and use meat preparation methods like roasting to give them more robust flavour.